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Martellus Bennett develops children’s wear, mentors NFL players about design

Martellus Bennett develops children’s wear, mentors NFL players about design

Off the playing field, Martellus Bennett is anything but the stereotypical NFL athlete.

Children’s books, playgrounds, a cartoon project, his own creative agency and now children’s clothing are all part of his design arsenal. Nearly four years ago, the Super Bowl champ kicked off The Imagination Agency to exercise his seemingly boundless creative spirit. Bridging the divide between brawn and brainy is something he excelled at in high school.

“For some reason as a kid being a smart athlete didn’t seem like the right thing, because you didn’t fit in. You didn’t want to be too smart because you’d be a...

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